Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2013

The Gathering 2018

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JRF (Hannah Aldridge et al)

JRF's sixth study of poverty and social exclusion in Scotland highlights a huge rise in unemployment for under-25s, and stark and growing health inequalities. Using the latest Government data, it assesses a wide range of indicators including unemployment, education, and health. KEY FINDINGS The research, carried out by the New Policy Institute, shows that: - Since 2008, the number of under-25s who are unemployed has almost doubled to 90,000. - Among those without dependent children, there was a rise in the number living in low-income, working families from 125,000 to 150,000 - The number of people working part-time, who want a full-time job, has risen from 70,000 in 2008 to 120,000 in 2012. - A boy born in the most deprived 10 per cent of areas has a life expectancy of 68 ? 8 years below the national average and 14 years below boys born in the least deprived areas.

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